EC

Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for the Information Society and Media

Probably the most influential woman in the mobile industry, Commissioner Reding has not won a great deal of friends among mobile operators. Whether you see her as a slick, populist politician interfering in a market that is best left to set its own levels, or as a consumer champion who has broken the back of cosy operator pricing cartels, there is no denying her impact.

Europe gets satellite services off the ground

The European Commission this week designated two providers to offer satellite-based media and communications services, allocating Inmarsat and Solaris Mobile spectrum in the 2GHz S-band.

Europe to slash mobile costs by €2bn

The European Commission is seeking to cut the cost of mobile phone calls yet further by imposing new caps on termination rates – the wholesale fees operators charge each other to connect a call from another network.

Polls

Should privacy be treated as a right to protect stringently, or a commodity for users to trade for benefits?

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